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Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one of the first people on the scene. Pistorius, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, wept in Pretoria’s High Court as the radiologist, Dr. Johan Stipp, offered a graphic medical account of her fatal injuries and described the athlete’s distress at the time. During the testimony, Pistorius was hunched over on the court bench and at one point covered his ears, appearing to try to block out...

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